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Cedars Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Our team of lawyers has handled many cases where the nursing facility failed to follow federal and state statutes that require them to comply with the established procedures and protocols. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable.Cedars Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a 130-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Lakewood and Jefferson County, Colorado. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1599 Ingalls St
Lakewood, Colorado 80214
Both the state of Colorado and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Over the last thirty-six months, Cedars Healthcare Center receive three formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.Lakewood Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions and Nonpharmacological Interventions to Minimize or Eliminate the Use of Psychotropic Medications – citation date March 22, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date September 29, 2016
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation date September 29, 2016
- Adequately Educate the Staff on Dementia Care concerning Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation – citation date December 19, 2018
The facility investigators conducted a review of a resident’s medical records that showed unnecessary medications in a resident who was given antipsychotic drugs. Moreover, “there was no documentation for the unsuccessful attempts at non-pharmacological interventions before restarting an antipsychotic medication.”
The investigator stated that the “Care Plan failed to identify the behavioral disturbances that were being treated with the use of [antipsychotic medications] and nonpharmacological interventions to be used when the resident was agitated.” The resident’s Care Plan did identify that the patient was “taking antipsychotic medication.” Interventions included the staff was to review behaviors, interventions, and alternative therapies to their effectiveness.” However, the nursing home “failed to document the unsuccessful attempts at non-pharmacological interventions before restarting the antipsychotic medication.”
The nursing home “failed to provide necessary treatment and services to promote healing, prevent infection and prevent new sores from developing.” Specifically, “the facility failed to follow Physician’s orders.” The investigation involved a review of a 75-year-old patient’s Medical Records that coded the resident “at risk for pressure ulcers. However, the Care Plan did not identify the pressure ulcer on her left heel.”
The facility “failed to establish and maintain an infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.” Specifically, “the facility failed to follow disinfection dwell time manufacturer recommendations and proper sanitation practices when cleaning resident’s rooms.” The nursing home did not “ensure respiratory equipment was stored in a sanitary manner.”
The nursing home “failed to develop and implement a training program or agency staff. Specifically, the facility failed to provide their contract the agency staff [members] the required training for abuse, neglect, exploitation, and misappropriation of resident property.”
The facility failed to “follow procedures for reporting incidents of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or misappropriation of resident property; resident abuse prevention; and dementia management.” At the time of the survey, the Director of Nursing stated that of the fifteen agency staff members working in the facility, five had not completed facility training.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment or neglect while living at Cedars Healthcare Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Lakewood.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources